Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Doctoral program, students will need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in the upper level division coursework or grade point average of 3.5 at the master's level.
  2. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 500 on the Verbal section, 475 on the Quantitative section, and a 4 on the Analytical Writing section.
  3. Three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to the department.
  4. Favorable recommendations from program faculty.
  5. Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. If an applicant does not have any formal coursework in adult education before his/her advanced graduate coursework, the student may need to take some introductory adult education courses. Three basic courses can be required as prerequisites to the degree.
  6. An optional personal interview with the Admissions Committee, if the applicant has no previous relationship with the faculty.

The preferred method of submitting personal goal statements, vita/resumes, and letters of recommendation is to email them to Dr. Rosemary Closson.

Note: Please have your recommender put your name and program in the subject line.

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